Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blogfest for the Lazy

I've been thinking about having a blogfest for a while, since they're fun and interactive and a good way to meet new people. Kind of like intramural frisbee, minus the potential mishap and awkward displays of athleticism.

But they take up a lot of time, don't they? I mean, we all like to be nosy and read each other's stuff, but it's consuming and tiring and thinking of clever comments for 50+ folks can get taxing, to say the least.

So then I thought, what would promote the community spirit, indulge the creepy stalker in all of us, and still be fast and writing-related?

And it hit me.

I'd like to propose a Writing Space Blogfest!!!--


--in which we all share photos of our writing spaces, whether it be a desk, a couch, a coffee shop, a pad of paper--whatever.

If that's too creepy for you, maybe you could just describe it to us.

Purple prose is welcome--nay, demanded! 


Don't lie: you totally spend at least half an hour cruising YouTube or Googling pictures of babykittenssqueeUmaThurmansboobsdismemberedarmvodkamtrushmorethailandtattoos.... Or is that just me? Anyway. Point being, we can look at pictures pretty fast, right? And it's easy to say, OMG, I love your self-portrait composed in macaroni noodles and macrame! I have one just like it! So inspiring! 


So.

Since NaNoWriMo is coming up, and I know a lot of us are participating, I propose this blogfest be held on November 1, 2010. That way you can schedule your post, or if you're too lazy or forgetful for that, you can quickly upload a slap-dash photo of your chair. No pressure.

That gives you 12 days to beautify that little nook, or at least dust the cobwebs out of the corner *cough*.

Until then, spread the word for me, and add your name to the linky at the top right of the blog.

Lazy writers unite!

Thoughts? Feelings? Hate it? Like it? Think I'm creepy? Love being creepy with me?? 

43 comments:

Charity Bradford said...

I think it's a great idea. I've missed doing blogfests, but haven't had the time. I can do this!

Jessica Lemmon said...

Great idea! Even better is that I already have a picture of my writing space. :-D

Jamie Gibbs said...

I love it :D I'll have to create a writing space to this, since right now everything is so cramped it's my bed and my laptop, hehe.

And you're not the only one who Googles dismembered arms and vodka Mount Rushmore ;)

Yay for the lazy bloggers!

Hannah Kincade said...

I love being creepy and I love being nosey so it suits me fine. I can't promise anything seeing as I will be judging/reading entries and now you want me to make my space presentable?! ;P most likely, I'll repost some picks as I already took pictures of parts of my space. But I do have some new things to photomograph! Off I go, zoom zoom zoom!

Jules said...

I think it sounds cool. Let's do it :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

DEZMOND said...

oh, a lovely idea, I love seeing other people's places :))) since I do interior decorating as well :)

When it comes to me personally, I'm not sure the secret service would allow me to reveal publicly HOLLYWOOD SPY's secret headquarters :))) But, people can see my place over at FACEBOOK :)

Summer Ross said...

This sounds fun...the Linky site is
http://www.linkytools.com/log_in.aspx?user=created&email=ladywriter1@yahoo.com

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

oh, I am TOTES IN! I love seeing others writing spaces. I have, like two, so i'll have two pics.

And cobwebs? Hell, Twin and i have a spider that's living in the corner of the office. We feed him house flies and he snatches them and hangs them from the bottom of his web.

Old Kitty said...

Sounds like a fab idea!! I don't think I've ever come across a pictorial blogfest!! :-)

take care
x

Meredith said...

I'm in! I always love seeing where people write. So much fun :)

Genie of the Shell said...

I think it's brilliant, especially because the prep work (setting up or tidying a nice space) gets us prepped for the start of NaNoWriMo.

Also, peeking at people's photos is way faster than reading a long text post.

I'm in!

Lola Sharp said...

FUN! I'm in!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clever girl! I've a couple things scheduled for November 1, so I'll have to see if I can squeeze it in.

Elana Johnson said...

You know, I typically avoid blogfests like the plague, but I might actually do this one. And NaNo. Let's live on the wild side, yes?

Talli Roland said...

I'm in, I'm in! :)

I love this idea!

Eric W. Trant said...

Sweet. Maybe you can offer a prize for worst and best writing space.

I'll have the worst, of course, wait and see.

- Eric

Melissa said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm with you on this one, for sure!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's a hilarious idea, though I'm sure I'll get some criticisms about my space. ;)

Lydia Kang said...

That's such a great idea! I love it!

Guinevere said...

I love this idea! Get ready for a photo of my couch. :p

Jayne said...

Great idea, Summer! I usually shy away of blog fests as I get scared I'll miss the day, my blogging being rather erratic. So I'll pop a reminder in my diary and if I can join in I'll be back to sign up!

Kate said...

Fantastic idea!

C R Ward said...

What a great idea! I haven't participated in a blogfest in a while and this one sounds perfect. I'd love to be creepy with you and check out other people's writing spaces. :-)

Katie Anderson said...

An excuse to post another photo of my office? How could I resist...

I've added my name to the list and look forward to hopping around with you on the 1st November!

chai am woman said...

i'm totally not a for-real-for-real writer. nor am i participating in nanowrimo BUT... i love creeping blogger spaces... so fascinating.

count me in.

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like a great idea. I'll have to check my schedule and see if I have a conflict or not.

CD

Jamie Burch said...

Fantastic idea! I'm in...

L'Aussie said...

You've really appealed to the 'over blogfested' folk. As you say it takes a long time to read all the entries and comment. We really need to have a lower word limit! Like yours! Great. I can do this, but my nook will take a bit of tidying..:)

L'Aussie said...

Summer, I needed a button. I made one and posted it on my blog. Grab it if you want, or improve on it and I'll grab yours..:)
Just proving I'm not lazy, hee hee...

Summer said...

Thanks for all the positive response, everyone! For those worried about conflicts, if you want to post a day early or late, fine by me! I love seeing others' writing areas, so just let me know.

The Words Crafter said...

What a great idea! And fun! Maybe even helpful...? Who knows. Gonna sign up.

Gotta go clean up my space! Roo tends to destroy it on a daily basis....that darn cat!

lila Check said...

Fantastic blog...juicy posts loaded with lots of inspirations and insight!
Love,love,love it!
hugs
Lila

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I'm IN!!! YAY!

Meika said...

Awesome idea! I'm in!

imvubu2003 said...

Pic taken ... now to download. :D

Tessa Conte said...

VERY cool idea! I've signed up, and I've added you to my list of upcoming blogfests!

I'm also now a follower.

Ann Best said...

Sounds fun. I signed up--I think....
http://ann-jen.blogspot.com/

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Excellent! I am WriMoing, so any time saver is FABULOUS!

Just Another Sarah said...

Hahaha! I'm game! I was in all sorts of blogfests before, and now I'm just starting to get back to it...

Brenda Drake said...

This sounds like so much fun and kind of voyeuristic at the same time. I love it! Can't wait to see where everyone hangs out while they write. :D

Lisa said...

I just added the link to the post about my writing space that I did a bit back. The room was much cleaner then!

C. N. Nevets said...

The writing space you had was pretty spiffy!

Liz Fichera said...

Great idea - FUN idea!